The 6th International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing (ISALSaRS'19) was successfully held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, from June 17th to 21st, 2019. The conference was hosted by Zhejiang University, and co-organized by the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhejiang Institute of Meteorological Sciences, Lanzhou University, Xi'an University of Technology, Hangzhou Meteorological Bureau and the Second Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources.The chairman of the conference is the Academician Wenqing Liu from the Hefei Institute of Material Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The co-chairman of the conference is Professor Dong Liu from Zhejiang University, China and Dr. Wenbo Sun from Science Systems and Applications, Inc. USA.
The conference attracted more than 250 experts and scholars from China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Finland, Malaysia and other countries and regions. The conference aims to bring experts and scholars across the globe togetherto promote technical exchanges and cooperation in the fields of information science and technology, including atmospheric light scattering and radiation transmission, atmosphere and ocean remote sensing technology and active and passive remote sensing systems;toencourage the development of atmospheric light scattering and remote sensing technology; and to enhance the scientific and technological levels and academic influence of China as well as Zhejiang University in related fields.The conference sets a total of seven themes in atmospheric light scattering and radiation transmission, on-site measurements of atmosphere composition, comprehensive atmosphere observation, lidar techniques for earth observation, active and passive remote sensing technology, middle and upper atmosphere observation, comprehensive atmosphere and ocean remote sensing, receivinga total of 160 abstracts.
At the opening ceremony, Professor Dong Liu, the co-chairman of the conference, delivered a welcoming speech on behalf of the host team. He warmly welcomed the domestic and international experts and scholars, and briefly introduced the arrangement of the conference. During the conference, the invited experts gave excellent speeches from different perspectives on the new theories, new methods and new developments in the fields of atmospheric light scattering and radiation transmission, atmosphere and ocean remote sensing technology, and active and passive remote sensing systems. The collision of thoughts, and the communication of ideas across different research fields, haveled to the further development in the science and technology of atmospheric light scattering and remote sensing.
In the active and passive remote sensing technology section, ProfessorWeibiao Chen from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics introduced the latest progress in theoretical simulation analysis and experimental research on the wavelength optimization of ocean observing lidar. In addition, Researcher Nobuo Sugimoto from the National Institute of Environmental Studies of Japan, Professor Wei Gong from Wuhan University, Researcher Jianguo Liu from Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, and Professor Zhanqing Li from University of Maryland, also introduced the latest achievements and developments of their teams.
In the comprehensive atmosphere observations section, Professor Qiang Fu from University of Washington, USA, explained the reason why the CALIPSO and the ground-based Raman lidar have different results in the detection of the cloud optical thickness. In addition, Dr. Alexander Marshak from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Professor ShuanggenJinfrom Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Professor Kazuaki Kawamoto from Nagasaki University, Professor Sungsoo Kim from Kyung Hee University, and Associate Professor Matthew J. Berg of Kansas State University, also shared their research progress.
In the lidar techniques for earth observation section, Dr. Yongxiang Hu from NASA Langley Research Center, Dr. Alexei Lyapustin from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Professor Zhongping Lee from University of Massachusetts, Boston, Professor Shaoling Shang from Xiamen University, Associate Professor PengwangZhaifrom the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Professor Chao Liu from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Researcher Lei Wang from Sanya Institute of Remote Sensing, and Associate Professor Feiyue Mao from Wuhan University, made brilliant reports and exchanged their thoughts and comments with attendees.
For the theoretical and experimental research on atmospheric light scattering and radiation transmission, Dr. Wenbo Sun from Science Systems and Applications, Inc. USA introduced the effects of superthin clouds on temperature detection and climate system, and demonstrated the long term observational results using airborne thermal infrared polarization imaging detectors with corresponding analysis. In addition, Professor Karri Muinonen of University of Helsinki, Finland, Dr. Xu Liu of NASA Langley Research Center, Researcher Hua Zhang of Chinese Meteorological Institute, Dr. Kuanman Xu of NASA Langley Research Center, Professor Songhua Wu of Ocean University of China, Professor Jing Li of Peking University, Associate Professor ZhaoaiYan of National Space Science Center also exchanged their research experience.
By the end of the conference, experts and scholars made a total of 33 invited speeches, 51 oral reports and 59 posters on the theory of light scattering and radiation transmission in the field of atmospheric light scattering and remote sensing, active and passive remote sensing technology, new theory, new methods and new progress in ground-based lidar detection technology and methods.
Since 2009, International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing has developed a high level of influence at home and abroad over its 10 year history, and has demonstrated far-reaching significance in the field of atmospheric light scattering and remote sensing. It has become one of the most representative and influential international academic conferences in the field. The successful convening of the ISALSaRS'19 provides a platform for the exchange of research experience in different disciplines in related fields, and contributes to the promoting exchange and cooperation of global cutting-edge technologies in atmospheric optical remote sensing.